Friday, October 10, 2014

Laura Nyro Sings "Save The Country"

Really, I make a considerable effort to avoid the kind of "my generation's music blows the fucking doors off your generation's music" bragging that I see too much of already.  I don't need to add to it. 

BUT . . . something like this cut, and Laura wrote and performed so many at this level or higher, from serendipity to pop hits to deep melodrama, doesn't it make you wonder where all of the WONDER has gone?  I feel the same about 'Trane, of course, where did the magic go?  There is a ton of great music around today, but where's the transcendence? 

And really, let's face it, my generation's music totally kicks your generation's music's ass. 

("Talkin' 'bout my generation!") 

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